Moon HeartHave you noticed the moon the past few nights? It’s been beautiful. I love a full moon. It makes the night sky look so picturesque.

One of my interns took the picture with the moon inside of the heart she drew on her window. It reminded me of a song I used to sing when I was a little girl,

I see the moon, the moon sees me.

The moon sees the one that I want to see.

God bless the moon, and God bless me.

God bless the one that I want to see.”

Are you familiar with it? I taught it to my children as well. The first time I went into the mission field my children were six and eight years old. Having mom gone for two weeks was a big deal for them. I told them they could sing that song every time they missed me and I would do the same. It was like singing a prayer for one another.

When my baby left for college in August and we became empty nesters, I thought of that song often. I may or may not have sung it a night or two.

In reality, the moon can’t do a thing for us or those we love. But there is One who always see them and is able to bless them, watch over them and protect them. The One and only Jesus.

Hebrews 4:13 says,

Nothing in all creation is hidden from God’s sight. Everything is uncovered and laid bare before the eyes of Him to whom we must give account.”

No matter where our loved ones go, whether we can see them or not, God can. He knows their every move, what they’re doing and He even knows the hairs on their head [Matthew 10:30]. He loves them and will watch over them better than you can[Psalm 121:8].

This morning we’re grabbing empty boxes and bags to drive back to campus and move the baby home. It’s been a great year for all of us and we’ve learned while things change, they’re still the same. We developed a greater respect for one another and watched growth in each others lives. Our love has intensified in ways we couldn’t have imagined. Yet, still, God loves us beyond words and He watches over us.

My little song, well, I think of it anytime I see a full moon, but I know Jesus is the One who keeps those I love safe and secure.